68 min, Documentaire, Québec, Canada, 2013
Directed byJean-François Lesage
Produced byJean-François Lesage
Short descriptionA night walk in the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal, reflecting on disillusioned love.
Film subjects The Americas , Urban Planning , Youth

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When human souls break up, they seem irreconcilable. Is there an antidote for heartbreak? Wandering through his neighbourhood after dusk, a young man, searching for answers, inspires friends and strangers to open their hearts to him. Encounters, confessions, slips: the autumn night sheds inhibitions.



Direction of photography :

Editing : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo, Ariane Pétel-Despots

Online Editing : Sylvain Cossette, Mauricio Salas
Sound Design : Alexis Pilon-Gladu

Sound Recording : Jean-François Lesage
Music : Meta Gruau

Sound Mixing : Bruno Bélanger

Production : Jean-François Lesage


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Jean-François Lesage

After studying law, Jean-François Lesage began his career as a journalist for Radio-Canada television in Alberta and British Columbia. In 1998, shaken by the discovery of Chinese cinema, he headed to Beijing, where he was to spend six years. This is where he directed his first creative documentary, Sweet Nights Sour Nights (2004). He followed this up with How Can You Tell if the Little Fish are Happy? (2009) co-directed with his brother Philippe Lesage. Back in Montréal, he then made A Mile End Tale (2013), the closing film at Visions du Réel 2014, followed by A Summer Love (2015), winner of the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature at the RIDM. The Hidden River (2017), his fourth feature, won the Special Jury Prize (Canadian feature) at the RIDM

  Filmographie   The Hidden River (2017 / 75 min) A Summer Love (2015 / 63 min) A Mile End Tale (2013 / 68 min) How can you tell if the little fish are happy? (2009 / 100 min) Sweet Nights Sour Nights (2004 / 52 min)


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